MoRTH targets award of 25,000 km of national highways during 2016-17

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has fixed a 2.5-fold increase in the target for award and construction of national highways for 2016–17. The ministry has set a target of 25,000 km of national highways to be awarded in 2016–17 as against the 10,000 km awarded in 2015–16. The construction target has been set at 15,000 km as against the 6,000 km constructed last year. Of the total length of national highways targeted for award, 15,000 km will fall under the National Highways Authority of India’s (NHAI) target and 10,000 km will come under the target for MoRTH and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL). The construction target for NHAI has been fixed at 8,000 km while that for the ministry and NHIDCL is 7,000 km.

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